Thai Adoption

What is the process to adopt a child in Thailand?

All adoptions in Thailand are processed through the Child Adoption Center or through an agency that is authorized by the Department of Social Development and Welfare. The adoptive parents must be at least 25 years of age and must be at least 15 years older than the adopted child. If the adoptive parent is not a Thai national, they must be eligible to adopt under the laws of their country. If the couple is applying to adopt, the couple must be legally married.

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